Mark Southard, FPSA  


Sleeping boy by Mark Southard, FPSA

June 2020 - Sleeping boy

About the Image(s)

This was a shot of my cousins grandson in Mexico. It was such a sweet and peaceful 'pose' that I couldn't resist this shot. Touched up in Photoshop.


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9 comments posted

Mike Cowdrey   Mike Cowdrey
I would like to see the original, which I bet is super. My feeling is that you have to be careful when using filters on portraits of children. Any effect created needs to be subtle. I think that you have possibly gone over the top with this one. Sorry!   Posted: 06/05/2020 13:24:37
Mark Southard   Mark Southard
Thanks , Mike .......now I can't wait to hear other comments.   Posted: 06/05/2020 14:49:40

John Kain
Lovely image and I actually like the oil painting look. reminds me of the old masters who used palette knives to apply paint. I just with there was more of the face showing.   Posted: 06/08/2020 10:47:59

Mark Southard   Mark Southard
Thanks , John The old masters look was exactly what I was looking for.   Posted: 06/08/2020 14:53:32

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
Mark, this is a beautiful image but, frankly, I would like to see the painterly image toned down just a bit. I feel that it just a bit too strong for such a young child.   Posted: 06/11/2020 19:45:31

Ian Ledgard   Ian Ledgard
What a splendid image. You have emulated the old masters so well.The textures in the hair are wonderful and the limited colour pallet works so well. the final toch is those small patches of canvas texture with adds to the paintery effect.   Posted: 06/16/2020 14:23:41

Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan
Very nice image - no suggestions.   Posted: 06/20/2020 06:02:21

Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
It's not quite an oil painting effect but is certainly different. It maybe a little over the top - what do the family think about it?   Posted: 06/25/2020 09:44:34

Mark Southard   Mark Southard
The family loved it , naturally ........Many thanks for the comments   Posted: 06/25/2020 10:39:17